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man, al jazeera's sami al-hajj, the only journalist held at guantanamo. held by the u.s. military for more than six years without charge, sami al-hajj was reportedly tortured repeatedly tortured, attack by dogs, hung from the ceiling. in january 2007, he began a hunger strike that lasted 438 days until his release. >> i go on hunger strike for many reasons. we are held in guantanamo without charge, without cause. they did not give us a chance to go to court about our case. >> today, a "democracy now!" exclusive, an extended broadcast interview with sami al-hajj from the headquarters of al jazeera in doha. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. a u.s. drone attack has killedki eight people in the pakistani region of north waziristan. pakistani officials said the dead are suspected militants, including an al qaeda operative. three people were injured. the attack follows another strike in pakistan that killed up to 18 people on sunday. speaking reuters, the former commander of u.s. troops in afghanistan,
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of our exclusive interview with sami al-hajj, the of jazeera journalist imprisoned and tortured at guantanamo for six years. >> when i was in guantanamo, i asked myself maybe it is a good chance for me to be a journalist in guantanamo to be a witness. [indiscernible] >> we speak with the al jazeera journalist at al jazeera headquarters in doha, qatar. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. new figures have confirmed 2012 was the hottest year on record for the continental united states. on tuesday, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration announced an average temperature for 2012 of 55.3 degrees, one degree above the previous record and 3.2 degrees more than the 20th century average. temperatures were above normal in every month between june 2011 and september 2012, a 16-month stretch that has not occurred since the government began keeping track in 1895. among a number of other milestones, 2012 also saw the second most extreme weather on record. the news comes as across the globe, australi
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. [ male announcer ] ask your doctor if chantix is right for you. >>> barry bonds, roger clemens, sami soca on the ballot for the hall of fame. all three accused of using steroids. the steroids stain probably means they won't be getting the volt into the hall of fame. joining us with his tame on this, emmy-award winning sports caster. it is great to see you. may i say your new book, greatest moments in sports. you will have to write a second part of the book to talk about this story. >> this is the first referendum and bonds and clemens will not get in when the vote comes in. the irony is they are both hall of famers even if they never touched steroids they make the hall of fame. >> and this is one of the things where it is a vote. they don't have anything in the court of law. >> the hall of fame is the only one with the morality clause. if it is up to me pete rose belongs in the hall of fame. >> depends on what you think accomplishments are. since we are talking about morality. brent musberger made comments about the girlfriend of a.j. mckaren during the game. this seems to be so massive.
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coming out of the woodwork. coffey from and better markets. they say rob kuz sami under the enforcement division that you were not tough enough catching the bad guys. what do you say to that? >> that is not true. a number of folks who support our efforts and recognize what we accomplished significantly outnumber the critics. speaking to the critics we have charged over 150 individuals and entities and financial crisis cases. nearly 70 ceos, cfos, other high-ranking corporate officers. we barred a large number of individuals. the financial crisis cases we've been the moist vigorous enforcement authority out there and it is a very, real record of accomplishment. >> but your critics again say you tended to file cases that, for example, focused on nondisclosure rather than fraud. that you went after firms, not individuals. when you went after individuals, they were the small fry, not the big folks and that you settled for much less than you could have and left some of these companies, some of these players with large profits. what about those? >> well, all pretty much inkreblts -- incorrect